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Wild Wing Cafe Inks Development Agreement With Seasoned Restaurant Franchise Investor  »

October 31, 2014 at 12:14PM PDT | Source: Wild Wing Cafe

To Open Four New Locations in Tennessee
North Carolina-based Owner/Operator to Bring Brand's Award-Winning Eats, Entertainment and Captivating Venue to Johnson City, Chattanooga, Sevierville, and Knoxville
October 31, 2014 // // ASHEVILLE, NC – Wild Wing Cafe has struck a chord with experienced restaurant operators in all corners of the country. Today, the brand that lives by the motto "Hot Wings, Cold Beer, Good Times," announced it has signed a multi-unit development deal with Dave McFarland, North Carolina-based restaurant owner and operator who plans to open four new units in Johnson City, Chattanooga, Sevierville and Knoxville.
"Wild Wing Cafe is in a class unto itself," said McFarland, who owns two existing units in Asheville, N...

Shipley Do-Nuts Announces Milestone 300th Store Opening »

October 31, 2014 at 12:11PM PDT | Source: Shipley Do-Nuts

HOUSTON - Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Shipley Do-Nuts is celebrating the grand opening of its 300th store located at 1997 Katy Mills Blvd, Katy, Texas 77494 on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.
To celebrate the 300th store opening there will be a special appearance from Earl Campbell, former Houston Oiler and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also, the store will be providing free Shipley t-shirts to the first 300 customers who arrive for the grand opening event between the hours of 8am-11am, and everyone can participate in the family activities and prize drawings. Furthermore, this store and four other Katy area locations are promoting a grand opening weekend special for one dozen glazed donuts for 300 cents. "The grand opening event will be well attended and a lot of fun," says franchise owner, Mrs...

RE/MAX Named Top 50 Franchise For Minorities »

October 31, 2014 at 12:09PM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

The Only Real Estate Franchise Honored for 7 Consecutive Years
DENVER - Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - RE/MAX, LLC is one of the "50 Top Franchises for Minorities" according to the eighth annual survey compiled by the World Franchising Network and featured on Oct. 24 in USA Today. The 2014 survey is the seventh consecutive year RE/MAX has been included on the list and each year it has been the only real estate franchise included among the Top 50.
The World Franchising Network recognizes franchisors' commitment to the recruitment and advancement of minorities, and aims to show progress that minorities have made in the franchising industry. Of the hundreds of survey responses, RE/MAX was in great company among finalists of respected brands, including AlphaGraphics, McDonald's and Pak Mail...

Winmark Corporation Announces Cash Dividend  »

October 31, 2014 at 11:49AM PDT | Source: Winmark Corporation

Minneapolis, MN - October 29, 2014 - Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a cash dividend to shareholders. The quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share will be paid December 1, 2014 to shareholders of record on the close of business on November 12, 2014. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.
About Winmark Corporation
Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business. At September 27, 2014, there were 1,070 franchises in operation under the brands Plato's Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®. An additional 104 retail franchises have been awarded but are not open. In addition, at September 27, 2014, the Company had a lease portfolio of $43...

New Menchie's Store At Alamo Ranch Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

October 31, 2014 at 11:22AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
October 31, 2014 // // SAN ANTONIO – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, will open its newest store at Alamo Ranch located at 5619 W. Loop 1604 N., San Antonio, TX 78253 on Saturday, November 1. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a San Antonio favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, November 1 to Friday, November 7, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt...

New Fashion Resale Store In Chandler To Celebrate Grand Opening »

October 31, 2014 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: Uptown Cheapskate

Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 - Local business owners Brenda Spezzacatena and Molly Varner are excited to announce the grand opening of their new resale store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Friday, Nov. 7. Unlike a traditional thrift store, this trendy teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 3454 W Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, pays shoppers cash for their second hand clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at highly discounted prices.
The grand opening weekend begins Thursday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. for the VIP night, an exclusive preview held for customers who have sold to Uptown Cheapskate during the open-to-buy period. VIP customers will be able to get first pick for trendy second hand clothing and enjoy food from The Grilled Cheese Truck, the famous food truck franchise that has grown in popularity as social media followers track where the truck will stop next...

Rent-A-Center Teams With Operation Supply Drop For Gaming Systems Donation »

October 31, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

WASHINGTON - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 30, 2014 - Military-focused nonprofit Operation Supply Drop today received $5,000 worth of video-gaming systems from Rent-A-Center. The gaming systems are tied to a philanthropic initiative dubbed "Random Acts of Caring." Launched in 2008, the Rent-A-Center initiative provides unexpected donations of merchandise, funding or gift cards to deserving nonprofits across the country. The systems will be used to create care packages full of video-gaming gear for troops, just in time for the holidays.
"We could not be more thrilled about the support from Rent-A-Center, which already has done so much to enhance the lives of our men and women in uniform through its support of various military-focused programs," said Glenn "Commander" Banton, executive director of Operation Supply Drop...

Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood Launches New Era »

October 31, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: Hilton Worldwide

Thayer Lodging Group's 998-Room Iconic Resort Joins Curio – A Collection by Hilton
HOLLYWOOD, Fl. – Oct. 31, 2014 – The historic Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, along with its 900-plus employees, joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
South Florida's premier beachfront resort and convention center, the Diplomat Resort was acquired last month by Thayer Lodging Group ("Thayer"), a Brookfield Company, and its institutional partners. The resort encompasses 998 rooms and suites, numerous restaurants and a spa, along with more than 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Thayer previously announced the property would undergo a $100 million enhancement initiative to begin later this year.
The transition was marked with a ceremony attended by Diplomat, Thayer, Curio and Hilton Worldwide leaders, along with resort employees, city officials and South Florida influencers...

New Menchie's Store At The Landing At Hawks Prairie Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

October 31, 2014 at 8:58AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
October 31, 2014 // // LACEY, WA - Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, will open its newest store at The Landing at Hawks Prairie, located at 1110 Galaxy Dr. NE, Lacey, WA 98516 on Saturday, November 1. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Lacey favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, November 8 to Friday, November 14, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt...

Philly Pretzel Factory Awards Lucky Winner With Trip To Europe »

October 31, 2014 at 7:26AM PDT | Source: Philly Pretzel Factory

150-Unit-Plus Booming Pretzel Franchise Honors Winner with In-Store Celebration and Pretzels
Philadelphia (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 - Philly Pretzel Factory, the award-winning pretzel franchise born and raised in Philadelphia, is proud to announce the winner of Oktoberfest, a system-wide contest with a grand prize giveaway of two tickets to Germany including airfare and a hotel stay.
Contest winner and Mount Olive, New Jersey resident Zach Hurst will be presented with the prize at the Hackettstown, New Jersey Philly Pretzel Factory, located at 150 Mountain Ave, on November 4 with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Philly Pretzel Factory CEO Dan DiZio and President Marty Ferrill will be in attendance to congratulate the winner...

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Ramada Hotel In Guatemala »

October 31, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

October 31, 2014 // // PARSIPPANY, NJ - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the Ramada Tikal Isla de Flores, the brand’s first property in Guatemala.
Ramada Tikal Isla de FloresThe launch of this full-service hotel, which features pools, a bar and restaurant and which is conveniently located near Lake Petén Itzá, coincides with a significant milestone for the Ramada® brand – its 60th anniversary.
Part of a two-year development agreement with Ivers Trade, Inc. to bring four Ramada® properties to Guatemala, the newly constructed property plays a key role in Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategy to grow the Ramada brand throughout Latin America...

Tim Hortons Annual Smile Cookie Campaign Sets New Record Raising Over $5.3 Million »

October 31, 2014 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Tim Hortons

100% of Proceeds Donated to Local Charities Across Canada
Oakville, ON - October 21, 2014 – Tim Hortons guests and restaurant owners showed off their smiles and community spirit, raising over $5.3 million in support of local charities for the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign. For one week, Tim Hortons guests had the opportunity to purchase special chocolate chunk Smile Cookies for $1, with all proceeds supporting local community charities, hospitals and programs across Canada. Nationally, more than 500 charities are supported each year through the campaign.
"Once again Tim Hortons generous guests and restaurant owners came together and showed just how powerful a smile can be," said David McMullen, Vice President Marketing, Canada...

First Watch Continues Growth In Atlanta Market With New Kennesaw Location »

October 31, 2014 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: First Watch Restaurants

Latest announcement marks the sixth Metro Atlanta opening in less than two years for the Daytime Café
ATLANTA – October 20, 2014 – First Watch, the award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch restaurant, today continued to validate the nation's huge appetite for daytime-only dining with the opening of its newest location in Kennesaw, Ga. Located in Cobb County, one of the country's fastest-growing counties, the Kennesaw restaurant marks First Watch's sixth opening in less than two years in Metro Atlanta as the Florida-based company continues to build off its rapid growth.
The 4,627-square-foot freestanding Kennesaw restaurant – just steps from Kennesaw State University with more than 25,000 students – is located at 3815 Cherokee St...

Lakeshore Fit Body Boot Camp Fitness Boot Camp Invites Community To First Body Transformation Challenge »

October 31, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Lakeshore Fit Body Boot Camp announces registration for an intense, six-week fitness boot camp challenge.
Norton Shores, MI (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 - The Fit Body Boot Camp franchise, with locations worldwide, is known for their body transformation challenges. Now Norton Shores’ premier fitness boot camp, Lakeshore Fit Body Boot Camp,is about to begin their first 6-Week Body Transformation Challenge and they encourage anyone who needs to lose at least ten pounds to sign up soon.
"Our transformation challenges have a limited number of slots available and their always very quick to sell out, so we urge anyone who’s interested in burning some real fat real fast to sign up as soon as possible," says co-owner Tabitha Johnson...

Mr. Appliance® Ranked Among Franchise Times Top 200 »

October 31, 2014 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Mr. Appliance

Continues Award Streak with Fourth Award in 6 months
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 - The Franchise Times Top 200 is an annual ranking of the 200 largest franchise systems in the U.S. It is based on global system wide sales and the performance of the franchise in the previous year.
For the past three years, Franchise Times has also ranked the next 300 systems for a total of 500 franchise systems on the ranking. Mr. Appliance ranked at 368 on the list.
To determine where on the list a franchise system should fall, Franchise Times uses a combination of companies’ voluntary reports and publicly available data, including the most recent franchise disclosure documents and Security and Commission filings. To qualify a franchise must be a legal U...

Papa John's Announces Quarterly Dividend »

October 31, 2014 at 5:07AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - October 30, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per common share, payable November 21, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 12, 2014. At this quarterly dividend rate, the annual dividend is equivalent to $0.56 per common share.
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Part I...

Coverall Selected To USA Today's "50 Top Franchises For Minorities" For 8th Year In A Row »

October 31, 2014 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: Coverall Health Based Cleaning System

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, was recently selected to USA Today's 50 Top Franchises for Minorities in 2014. This is the eighth consecutive year Coverall has been named to this list, presented by The World Franchising Network. The results were featured in the October 24, 2014 issue of USA Today in the Franchising Today section.
Compiled by the World Franchising Network, the 8th annual list of the "50 Top Franchises for Minorities" selected 50 franchisors from hundreds of companies requesting evaluation for inclusion in the article. Only franchisors in excess of 40 operating units were considered for the list, which also noted the number of operating units owned or managed by minorities, as well as the number of minorities in senior management that earned more than $60,000 per year...

RE/MAX Elite’s Andy And Abby Barclay Earn Annual Sales Production Award »

October 31, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Cocoa Beach, FL - October 31, 2014 - ( - Andy and Abby Barclay of the Barclay Group at RE/MAX ELITE, have qualified for the 2014 RE/MAX Platinum Club Award, which honors successful agents who have earned at least $250,000 in annual commissions. In 2013, just 10% percent of the RE/MAX International network achieved this prestigious award.
The Barclay Group has over 18 years of combined real estate experience and has extensive experience in residential real estate, specializing in single-family homes and condos while using the latest technology to better service their clients.
"This dynamic duo continues to exceed expectations year after year," said Justin Brown, Broker/Owner, of RE/MAX ELITE. "Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment...

Jennifer Marchetti Promoted To Chief Marketing Officer Of Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate »

October 31, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

October 31, 2014 // // Madison, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (BHGRE®) announced today that Jennifer Marchetti has been promoted to the brand's chief marketing officer. Marchetti has been at the helm of the real estate brand's marketing efforts for more than four years, building out critical initiatives across branding strategy, social media, event marketing, public relations and interactive platforms.
"As a real estate brand, we understand that we have three equally important groups of stakeholders – affiliated agents, brokers and the end consumer," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. "Jen has created and led a team of strategic marketers to capitalize on our brand's unique positioning to be relevant to the consumer 365 days a year and empower our brokers and affiliated agents to be as productive and successful as possible...

CEO Belina Announces The Official Launch Of 1Heart Care National Senior Care Franchise »

October 31, 2014 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

And Recognition of Employees at Castaway Burbank California
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 - CEO Belina Calderon Tagarao announces the official launch of 1Heart national senior care franchise and recognition of long service employees this December at Castaway Burbank California. 1Heart group of company invites Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and distinguished business executives, healthcare professionals, business consultants, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce to show support to this important 1Heart annual corporate event.
CEO Belina has spearheaded the expansion of 1Heart Care since 2007, after its operations for four years which started in Beverly Hills. CEO Belina had worked hard in forming a team of executives that will form part of the expansion program creating strong head office departments, case management team, marketing team, business development group that can roll out programs needed to grow the business...

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